Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.A) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.A) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
Item 7.01. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

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On July 27, 2017, Brown-Forman Corporation (the "Company") held its 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting"). The matters submitted to a vote of the Class A common stockholders at the Annual Meeting and the voting results of such matters are as follows:

Election of Directors

The Company's Class A common stockholders elected each of the director nominees proposed by the Company's Board of Directors to serve until the next Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until such director's successor is duly elected and qualified. The following is a breakdown of the voting results:

Name of Nominee

For

Against

Abstain

Broker

Non-Votes

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

155,279,623

1,063,857

27,417

Campbell P. Brown

154,089,713

2,266,196

14,986

Geo. Garvin Brown IV

153,735,597

2,623,467

11,831

Stuart R. Brown

154,005,707

2,339,078

21,709

Bruce L. Byrnes

155,420,031

928,335

22,530

John D. Cook

154,735,870

1,606,463

28,563

Marshall B. Farrer

154,027,503

2,319,287

24,105

Laura L. Frazier

154,299,168

2,057,245

14,483

Kathleen M. Gutmann

155,765,983

578,484

26,430

Augusta Brown Holland

154,320,013

2,036,354

14,327

Michael J. Roney

155,715,436

632,985

22,476

Michael A. Todman

152,221,117

4,118,879

30,900

Paul C. Varga

154,941,769

1,416,830

12,295

Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

At the Annual Meeting, the ClassA common stockholders approved, on a nonbinding advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers. The following is a breakdown of the voting results:

For

Against

Abstain

Broker

Non-Votes

154,926,463

1,089,762

354,670

Advisory Vote on the Frequency of Future Advisory Votes on Executive Compensation

At the Annual Meeting, the Class A common stockholders recommended, on a nonbinding advisory basis, a frequency of three years for future advisory votes on executive compensation. The following is a breakdown of the voting results:

3 Years

2 Years

1 Year

Abstain

137,973,550

322,495

17,982,568

56,939

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On July 27, 2017, the Company issued a press release commenting on its fiscal 2017 performance and announcing that at its Annual Meeting the Company's Class A common stockholders elected directors for the coming year, approved a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation, and recommended, on a nonbinding advisory basis, three years as the frequency for future advisory votes on executive compensation. A copy of this press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

The information furnished to this Item 7.01 (and the related information in Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), as amended, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 7.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)Exhibits

Exhibit No.

Description

99.1

Brown-Forman Corporation Press Release dated July 27, 2017.


BROWN FORMAN CORP Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 a20170727-annualmeetingpre.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit NEWS RELEASEPHIL LYNCH  JAY KOVALVICE PRESIDENT  VICE PRESIDENT CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS   INVESTOR RELATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS  AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS 502-774-7928  502-774-6903 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEBROWN-FORMAN STOCKHOLDERS ELECT DIRECTORS Approve Executive Compensation; Cash Dividend Declared LOUISVILLE,…
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About Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.A)

Brown-Forman Corporation is a spirit and wine company. The Company manufactures, bottles, imports, exports, markets and sells a range of alcoholic beverages. The Company has a portfolio of approximately 40 spirit, wine and ready-to-drink cocktail (RTD) brands. Its principal brands include Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s RTDs, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Collection, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select, Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack, Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey, Finlandia Vodkas, Finlandia RTDs, Korbel California Brandy, Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbons, el Jimador Tequilas, el Jimador New Mix RTDs, Herradura Tequilas, Canadian Mist Canadian Whisky, Sonoma-Cutrer California Wines, Early Times Kentucky Whisky and Bourbon, Chambord Liqueur, Old Forester Kentucky Bourbon, Antiguo Tequila, Pepe Lopez Tequila, Santa Dose Cachaca and Collingwood Canadian Whisky.

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